Dun­can rob­bery sus­pect sub­dued

Times Colonist - - The Capital / B.c. -

Staff at Dun­can’s Coro­na­tion Mar­ket and by­s­tanders com­bined to hold an arme­drob­bery sus­pect un­til po­lice ar­rived and made an ar­rest.

“The store own­ers were hav­ing none of this guy tak­ing their money,” North Cowichan/Dun­can Cpl. Krista Hob­day said of the Tues­day in­ci­dent.

“But then things got a lit­tle tense when weapons started get­ting pro­duced and peo­ple started yelling.

“The po­lice showed up just in time,” Hob­day said.

The type of weapon or weapons used is not be­ing re­leased, Hob­day said.

She said po­lice urge the pub­lic to be care­ful about jump­ing into what can be dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions, “es­pe­cially since there is po­ten­tial for weapons and [the] un­pre­dictabil­ity of the per­son you’re try­ing to sub­due.”

Jor­dan Robert Joseph, 35, is fac­ing charges that in­clude wear­ing a dis­guise with in­tent to com­mit an in­dictable of­fence, rob­bery and as­sault with a weapon.

He also has been charged in an ear­lier in­ci­dent where a woman was as­saulted at an ATM in Dun­can.

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